1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Oaked Arrogant Bastard AleOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,007 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,007
Reviews: 1,841
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 171
Gots: 460 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style Strong Ale aged on oak.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-15-2003)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,007 | Reviews: 1,841 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of FliryVorru
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Nunya
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of zachattack555
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter. Deep gorgeous ruby red, with a full white head that leaves lots of lacing. Smells hoppy like an IPA, but with a thicker malt presence. Taste is similar to the smell; hops up front, solid malts through, but a sweet woody oak finish that sneaks in at the last second. Mouthfeel is pretty full, but smooth. Delicious.

Photo of Burkbom23
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Devilman
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JustinWhipple
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of skubas86
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of trotnixon
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MrBuckHigh
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Andrew041180
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of kagent777
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into my perfect pint glass. This is the first commercial beer I have had in a while because I have been enjoying my homebrew.

Appearance: A gorgeous deep amber with a very well retained two finger tan head. The only negative are the yeast floaties that I can see swimming around in the carbonation.

Smell: Oak barrel "funkiness" and pin hops.Caramel sweetness bring it all around.

Taste: The taste really follows the smell. Bitter with the oak barrel note up front. A solid maltiness with a touch of sweetness as it finishes. The strong 7.2 ABV is hidden very well.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is solid with the taste going all over the mouth. This beer has a slick sort of feel. The carbonation is good and the body is sizable for the style.

Overall: I do like the oak treatment the they added to Arrogant Bastard. It adds a layer of complexity to an already very solid beer. The only downside is the added expense. A solid treat now and then.

Photo of dmk91
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of drrone
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a nice dark amber with 1 finger of tan/beige head that slowly faded with almost no lacing.

S - Not very strong, but intriguing and it draws you in. It has a nice malt nose, with some caramel and pine breaking through. The wood is subtle, but definitely there. Hops, but they seemed faded (I'm not sure, but this my by due the fact that I had an Enjoy By a couple of hours earlier).

T - Great taste! The hops are definitely there, with a great sweet malt base. Caramel, vanilla and smoked wood creates an interesting complex.

M- Medium bodied, easy to drink. The alcohol is there, but I find it nice to drink. Little carbonation.

O - Pleasantly surprised by this beer. I like the original, but the oak added to it more than I thought it would. Still a good hop hit and aggressive, but adds an interesting element to a great beer.

Photo of Tim
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of LSx
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of erialbill
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of rumorsofsurf
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of huskermike12
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of JuliusCaesar
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JarMills
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of J_Dub
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,007 ratings.